Press Releases

The Donaldson Adoption Institute frequently publishes commentaries and press releases as a means of disseminating reliable and accurate information on adoption related issues. In addition, the Institute is actively engaged in educating the media.

Media inquires should be directed to Adam Pertman, Executive Director, by phone (Boston Office)617-332-8944 or email at apertman@adoptioninstitute.org

03/07/2014

ADOPTION INSTITUTE: ‘BURGER KING BABY’ STORY DEMONSTRATES BOTH IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING IDENTITY AND HISTORIC IMPACT OF THE INTERNET

12/12/2013

FIRST-EVER STUDY OF INTERNET’S IMPACT ON ADOPTION SHOWS MAJOR BENEFITS – BUT ALSO INCREASES IN COMMERCIALIZATION AND EXPLOITATION

10/30/2013

NEW INSTITUTE STUDY IDENTIFIES MAJOR CHANGES IN INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION: LONGER INSTITUTIONALIZATION FOR CHILDREN, GREATER FOCUS ON SPECIAL NEEDS, MORE OPENNESS

10/21/2013

ADOPTION INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF APRIL DINWOODIE AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE ADAM PERTMAN, PREVIOUSLY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BECOMES PRESIDENT

09/27/2013

INSTITUTE CALLS FOR GREATER PROTECTION OF BIRTH/FIRST PARENT RIGHTS

09/24/2013

INSTITUTE CALLS BABY VERONICA CASE A ‘CAUTIONARY TALE’ THAT TEACHES VITAL LESSONS

09/10/2013

INSTITUTE CALLS FOR LEGAL, POLICY ACTIONS TO ADDRESS CHILD SAFETY ISSUES SUCH AS ‘RE-HOMING’ AND OTHER ‘UNNERVING’ ADOPTION PRACTICES ON INTERNET

08/29/2013

NEW RESEARCH-BASED INSTITUTE REPORT RECOMMENDS ADOPTION COMPETENCY TRAINING FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

05/30/2013

INSTITUTE PRAISES ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL’S ‘CEASE AND DESIST’ LETTERS; CALLS ON ALL STATES TO ADDRESS INTERNET ADOPTION PRACTICE, CHILD SAFETY; PROVIDES GUIDANCE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN, ADOPTIVE PARENTS USING THE WEB

05/13/2013

ADOPTION TAX CREDIT GROUP CHOSEN FOR OUTSTANDING CHILD ADVOCATE AWARD

04/29/2013

REPORT IDENTIFIES EFFECTIVE PRACTICES TO FACILITATE ADOPTION FOR CHILDREN IN CARE

12/13/2012

GROUNDBREAKING REPORT EXAMINES INTERNET’S HISTORIC IMPACT ON ADOPTION

11/29/2012

PROMINENT ADOPTION RESEARCHER JOINS ADOPTION INSTITUTE AS A SENIOR FELLOW

09/20/2012

INSTITUTE PARTNERS WITH NACAC ON CAMPAIGN TO MAINTAIN ADOPTION SUBSIDIES, LAUNCHES NATIONAL ‘ADOPTION SUPPORT AND PRESERVATION’ (ASAP) INITIATIVE

03/21/2012

STUDY SHOWS RISE IN ‘OPEN’ INFANT ADOPTIONS, WITH ONLY 5% NOW COMPLETELY ‘CLOSED’ NEW REPORT CITES BENEFITS OF – AND NEED FOR MORE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT – THESE EXTENDED FAMILIES

11/16/2011

DR. MARTHA HENRY JOINS INSTITUTE STAFF IN NEW POSITION OF EDUCATION DIRECTOR

10/27/2011

ADOPTION INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH ADOPTION TODAY MAGAZINE

10/20/2011

NEW REPORT: EXPANDING RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN III: RESEARCH-BASED BEST PRACTICES IN ADOPTION BY GAYS AND LESBIANS

09/15/2011

ADOPTION INSTITUTE HONORS SUE NAEGLE, DANA GOULD AT ANNUAL L.A. BENEFIT

07/21/2011

NEW REPORT: TOO MANY OLDER YOUTH LEAVING FOSTER CARE WITHOUT FAMILIES

05/05/2011

INSTITUTE ADDS THREE PROMINENT ADOPTION EXPERTS AS SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWS

04/04/2011

INSTITUTE CELEBRATES PUBLICATION OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S NEW BOOK, ‘ADOPTION NATION’

02/22/2011

UNIQUE EVENT AT HARD ROCK CAFÉ FOCUSES ON EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ADOPTEES

12/20/2010

INSTITUTE ASKS COMPANIES, IN HOLIDAY ADS, TO BE SENSITIVE TO ADOPTION CONCERNS

10/21/2010

MAJOR CHILD WELFARE GROUPS UNITE TO CALL FOR REHAPING PRIORITIES IN U.S. ADOPTIONS

08/25/2010

‘FOR THE RECORDS II’ UPDATED WITH NEW, STATE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION ADOPTION INSTITUTE REPORT SHOWS MISCONCEPTIONS ON BIRTH CERTIFICATES STYMIE EQUALITY FOR ADOPTEES

07/09/2010

INSTITUTE OFFERS CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION CREDITS ON ADOPTION ETHICS

07/05/2010

REPORT SHOWS MISCONCEPTIONS STYMIE EQUALITY FOR ADOPTEES BY KEEPING RECORDS CLOSED

06/14/2010

UNIQUE PROJECT AIMS TO PROMOTE POSITIVE IDENTITY FOR TRANSRACIAL ADOPTEES

04/19/2010

ADOPTION INSTITUTE URGES ‘THOUGHTFUL, EXPEDITIOUS’ RESUMPTION OF RUSSIA ADOPTIONS

04/01/2010

APRIL MEDIA; THE TRAGIC CASE OF THE ADOPTED BOY “RETURNED” TO RUSSIA

03/01/2010

TARA LINH LEAMAN NAMED FIRST ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ADOPTION INSTITUTE

02/11/2010

NEW HONORARY BOARD INCLUDES PROMINENT ADOPTION, ENTERTAINMENT AND BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS

01/15/2010

INSTITUTE OFFERS CONDOLENCES, SUGGESTS PRIOR EMERGENCIES OFFER LESSONS FOR HAITI

11/18/2009

LARGE NUMBER OF ADOPTEES IN NEW STUDY SEARCH FOR BIRTH FAMILIES, REPORT DISCRIMINATION

11/09/2009

GROUNDBREAKING STUDY PROVIDES IMPORTANT NEW INSIGHTS ON IDENTITY ISSUES IN ADOPTION

07/08/2009

CHILD WELFARE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, EVAN B. DONALDSON ADOPTION INSTITUTE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

06/18/2009

LIFECARE AND ADOPTION INSTITUTE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO ENHANCE CORPORATE SERVICES AND BEST PRACTICES

05/28/2009

ADOPTION INSTITUTE CAUTIONS ON NEGATIVE MESSAGES OF NEW MOVIE `ORPHAN’

05/14/2009

ADOPTION INSTITUTE HONORS WENDY’S FOR ‘EXCEPTION’ ROLE IN HELPING WAITING CHILDREN

02/25/2009

LIMITING REPRODUCTION

02/18/2009

REPORT SUGGESTS ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES CAN LEARN FROM ADOPTION

01/15/2009

ELECTION DAY ROBBERY

09/25/2008

REPORT FINDS NEED FOR MORE FOSTER, ADOPTIVE PARENTS FOR `WAITING’ CHILDREN, RECOMMENDS LAW AND PRACTICE CHANGES TO WELCOME QUALIFIED GAYS/LESBIANS

07/22/2008

PROMINENT LEGAL SCHOLAR NAOMI CAHN JOINS INSTITUTE SENIOR FELLOWS

05/27/2008

INSTITUTE REPORT, BACKED BY KEY CHILD WELFARE GROUPS, RECOMMENDS MAJOR CHANGES IN U.S. LAWS ON ADOPTION OF BLACK CHILDREN FROM FOSTER CARE

02/04/2008

NEW INSTITUTE REPORT OUTLINES BEST PRACTICES FOR PREPARING ADOPTIVE PARENTS

11/13/2007

DARRYL `DMC’ McDANIELS SAYS ADOPTION INSTITUTE STUDY `GIVES POWER’ TO ADOPTEES: REPORT SUGGESTS ALL STATES ALLOW ACCESS TO BIRTH CERTIFICATES

11/12/2007

GROUND-BREAKING STUDY RECOMMENDS ADOPTEES GET ACCESS TO THEIR BIRTH RECORDS

09/17/2007

PROMINENT SCHOLAR DEVON BROOKS JOINS INSTITUTE SENIOR FELLOWS

06/01/2007

ETHICS CONFERENCE BRINGS TOGETHER NATIONAL ADOPTION LEADERS AND EXPERTS

04/09/2007

CALLING MOVIE `INSENSITIVE,’ INSTITUTE ASKS DISNEY TO DISCUSS ADOPTION

03/12/2007

INSTITUTE FORMS COLLABORATION WITH PREMIER RESEARCH JOURNAL

01/07/2007

MADELYN FREUNDLICH, RENOWNED ADOPTION EXPERT, JOINS INSTITUTE STAFF

11/19/2006

MAJOR NEW REPORT ON BIRTHPARENTS FINDS FLAWED STEREOTYPES, PRACTICES

11/18/2006

NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL ADOPTION AWARENESS MONTH

10/01/2006

NEW REPORT FINDS SCHOOLS SHOULD DO MORE TO SERVE ADOPTED CHILDREN

09/18/2006

ADOPTION INSTITUTE STAFF MEMBERS TO RECEIVE ‘ANGEL IN ADOPTION’ AWARDS

09/06/2006

DR. DAVID BRODZINSKY, RENOWNED ADOPTION EXPERT, JOINS INSTITUTE STAFF

08/29/2006

ADOPTION INSTITUTE URGES CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR TO VETO `SAFE HAVEN’ BILL

06/28/2006

NEW SENIOR FELLOWS PROGRAM BRINGS TOGETHER PRE-EMINENT ADOPTION EXPERTS

03/23/2006

INSTITUTE STUDY FINDS ADOPTION BY GAYS AND LESBIANS `HOLDS PROMISE’ FOR CHILDREN

02/23/2006

INSTITUTE THANKS PARISIAN STORES FOR HALTING MARKETING OF DOLLS FOR `ADOPTION’

02/14/2006

LETTING GAY PEOPLE ADOPT WILL SERVE FLORIDA’S FOSTER CHILDREN